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17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 3/3: Details of the trips will be contained in the Newsletter this evening and parents will receive a letter early next week.

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 2/3: Our Y4, Y5 and Y6 children will head to the to see on 13th December. https://t.co/p6IZwtIJlr

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 1/3: FINALLY we were able to reveal our Christmas theatre trips in assembly this morning! Our Reception, Y1, Y2 & Y3 will see on 5th December and they cannot wait! https://t.co/Gdm7zHCm7L

17/11/17

Santiago class had a special lesson today. Dziko was the teacher and taught Miss Kennedy and the children how to do a maths worksheet he had made! Thanks for your hard work teaching today Dziko! https://t.co/4pU00Y4vvl

17/11/17

At assembly this morning we said goodbye to our caretaker Martin. Good luck Martin, we will miss you! https://t.co/PykBxtIKeZ

17/11/17

Looks like San Sebastian and Malaga forgot to change out of their PJs this morning...or DID they? https://t.co/xfXwqjBtuj

17/11/17

San Sebastian Class rehearsing at the Bernie Grant Art Centre last night! They did us proud! 🎶🎵🎼 https://t.co/hs9eARMvS0

17/11/17

Brecon Beacon National Park - what a dream! https://t.co/iyyxGDkNEI

17/11/17

Want to hear a mountain joke? Nah...you won’t get over it. https://t.co/5Ca98u91BL

17/11/17

Goodbye Wales! Year 6 are on their way home https://t.co/EbkclNIL5d

16/11/17

Last night - disco time!! 💃🕺 https://t.co/7FR68UDHkR

16/11/17

Last night’s treat...marshmallows around the campfire! 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/GtKpxOEaY1

16/11/17

It has been so fun interacting with all our parents, especially the Year 6 parents, this week on Twitter! We think it's a great way to keep up to date with what's going on at the academy day to day. We hope you'll spread the word to other parents and keep getting in touch!

16/11/17

It is great to see the wonderful learning the children have done at home. If you haven't yet made a home learning project with your child, it is not too late and we would love to see as many projects as possible on our Class home learning board! https://t.co/fBuAdXoRiW

16/11/17

In Madrid Class, children have learnt about Remembrance Day and made wonderful poppies using different creative materials. https://t.co/rWdtTxYbFH

16/11/17

Thank you very much to all our parent readers this term, the children have really enjoyed the stories. If you would like to read to our class, our parent reading times are every Monday or Wednesday. Please speak to Miss Ebersveiller to book a time. https://t.co/5L0AORp97M

16/11/17

Fueling up for a day of caving! https://t.co/loDsYna78m

15/11/17

Girl time...who’s ready for dinner? https://t.co/lNVm8NVkXw

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Computing, Information & Technology

ICT is a key tool to enhance teaching, learning and progress at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. Here we embrace the opportunities technology gives us to engage our pupils across all the subject areas at each phase.

All our classes have Interactive Whiteboards, giving opportunities for bringing difficult concepts to life using visual and audio aids. Our Computing Suite enables the teaching of specific skills needed in our technology-rich world. Pupils also have access to iPads and tablets in class to embed their learning further.

At Philip Lane, we follow the National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active participants in a digital world. Informed by developments in ICT and best practice nationally,  we teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.  

The computing curriculum covers four main strands:

  • Computer Science (Coding)

Children are taught to create, debug and follow simple algorithms; to understand inputs and outputs; to understand computer networks, including the internet.

  • Information Technology

Children are taught to use appropriate word processing software to create, store, retrieve and manipulate digital content.

  • Digital Literacy

Children are taught to instinctively apply their digital skills to a range of technology, recognising the common uses of technology both inside and outside school.

  • E-safety

Children are taught how to be responsible, safe users of technology. They are taught to recognise and report unsafe practices and to understand how to keep private information safe online. 

How can you help your child at home?

As with all subjects, the more practice your child has with using technology, the more accomplished they will become.  You could:

  • Sign up to your local library, where there a computer banks which your child can use free of charge
  • With your child, use the internet to research your child’s interests, discussing how to carry out an effective and safe search.
  • Download ‘scratch’ from https://scratch.mit.edu/ - free coding software suitable for years 5 and 6.
  • Download free iPad apps such as ‘hopscotch’ to help your child code. 
  • Log on to Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing for hundreds of free computing ideas.  You can make your own algorithms, learn about cryptography, and watch videos about how the internet works and ancient computing. 

E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. At HPAPL we have security measures in place, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Our staff receive training and this is regularly updated. 

E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

For further information, please speak to a class teacher or alternatively our Computing Coordinator can be contacted via the main office. They will be happy to arrange an appointment for a more detailed conversation, support or guidance.

Here are some links to websites that are very practical and informative too:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 visit the parent / carer section

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety click on ‘Online Safety for Parents’

http://www.childnet.com/ visit the parent / carer section

 

Emma Penzer

Principal